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New COVID rapid-test site opens at Lakewood Center on Jan. 30

COVID Clinic, Inc., a new rapid-test site, will be in the Lakewood Center parking lot along Del Amo Blvd., just south of the DaVita Clinic building.

Appointments must be made in advance at www.covidclinic.org. The site will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Test results will usually be available within an hour.

This is not a free, publicly run test site. It is a privately operated facility, specializing in rapid results, which many people find valuable for their particular situation. Test costs start at $99, but many insurance plans pay part of the cost.

With questions, call COVID Clinic, Inc. at (833) 552-4881.

Lakewood residents also have several nearby options for free COVID testing.

The City of Long Beach runs several sites with free tests, and Lakewood residents are accepted there. The Long Beach website also includes links to CVS and Rite-Aid, which perform tests at most of their facilities by appointment.

In addition, the L.A. County Department of Public Health operates numerous test sites. See information on the county test sites and locations at www.covid19.lacounty.gov/testing.

Public health authorities encourage people who believe they need a test to FIRST contact their primary health care provider to see if they in fact need a test AND to see if a test is available through their provider.

Disclaimer: The City of Lakewood does not endorse any particular COVID testing facility or method, but provides this information on testing options as a public service.

The article above was released by the City of Lakewood.